One of New York’s most beloved and respected chefs, Scott Conant is here in the studio today to talk about business! Known for his TV personality on the Food Network show Chopped, Scott is known not just for his television appearances. Today, Scott is the owner of Scarpetta, a restaurant with two locations, in Manhattan’s meatpacking district and Miami Beach. He is also the author of three cookbooks, and a world renowned restauranteur within the food industry for his famed Italian cuisine. On this episode Scott reminisces on the challenges of opening his restaurants within the hotel world, and living up to the expectations of both the hotel management, and the customer. Also talking about his experiences living in Germany, he explains how working in Europe influenced his Italian style of cooking. Named by Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chef” in 2004, Scott continues to progress his career by further refining his businesses. Tune-in to learn more from the world famous chef himself! Today’s program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.
“I really wanted to create my own style of food, that would be unique to me.” [10:18]
“The trust level that I have in my team, I will never take advantage of.” [33:05]
“My goal is to create an advertising platform for the business that I do.” [35:02]
— Scott Conant on the business of The Business